Ollie Robinson news LIVE: Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler investigated as Jimmy Anderson explains 'lesbian haircut' tweet

Ollie Robinson news LIVE: Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler investigated as Jimmy Anderson explains 'lesbian haircut' tweet

OLLIE ROBINSON has been suspended by England cricket following the emergence of racist tweets.

And it has now emerged that two more senior England players are being investigated.

Meanwhile Jimmy Anderson has explained a deleted tweet saying Stuart Broad had a "lesbian haircut".

Follow ALL of the latest updates as this story develops below….

  • Dylan Terry

    HOT WATER

    The England and Wales Cricket Board are investigating Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler.

    According to The Telegraph, it comes following tweets from the pair which appeared to mimic Indian people saying “Sir” in posts from three and four years ago.

    Screenshots have surfaced of a message from Buttler which reads 'I always reply sir no1 else like me like you like me'.

    And Morgan then replies 'Sir you're my favourite batsman'.

    The investigation comes after Jimmy Anderson was pulled up yesterday for a tweet he sent several years ago.

    The post read: “I saw Broady's new haircut for the first time today. Not sure about it. Thought he looked like a 15 yr old lesbian!”

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  • Dylan Terry

    TWITTER SHAME

    James Anderson has deleted a tweet he posted in 2010 claiming team-mate Stuart Broad had a 'lesbian haircut.'

    The England fast bowler admitted players are anxious more tweets from the past might be dug up and admitted to making a past mistake.

    It comes after some England players have deleted historical social media posts in recent days after the racist and sexist comments by Ollie Robinson were unearthed.

    The Sussex all-rounder is suspended from Wednesday's Second Test, while England are investigating another unnamed player for using a derogatory word to describe Chinese people when he was 15.

    The player is unlikely to be named or disciplined by the ECB who, instead, will clarify guidelines over the sort of content players should post on social media.

    Anderson, 38, mocked Broad 11 years ago with the Twitter comment: "I saw Broady's new haircut for the first time today. Not sure about it.

    "Thought he looked like a 15 yr old lesbian!"

  • William Pugh

    MORNING CRICKET FANS

    England are investigating claims another international cricketer once posted a racist tweet.

    The player reportedly made the comment on Twitter under the age of 16 at the time.

    England cricketer Ollie Robinson's suspension for racist and sexist tweets is over the top and should be reversed according to Boris Johnson.

    Robinson will take no part in England's second Test against New Zealand this week.

    His future as an international player is in disarray after the fallout from his tweets. 

    James Anderson has deleted a Tweet made in 2010 claiming teammate Stuart Broad had a 'lesbian haircut'. 

  • Simon Mail

    TWITTER STORM

    James Anderson has deleted a tweet he made in 2010 claiming team-mate Stuart Broad had a 'lesbian haircut.'

    The England fast bowler admitted players are anxious more tweets from the past might be dug up and admitted to making a past mistake.

    It comes after some England players have deleted historical social media posts in recent days after the racist and sexist comments by Ollie Robinson were unearthed.

    The Sussex all-rounder is suspended from the second Test while England are investigating another unnamed player for using a derogatory word to describe Chinese people when he was 15.

  • Simon Mail

    SECOND CRICKETER?

    Mystery still surrounds reports of a second cricketer being probed in the racism storm.

    Ollie Robinson was suspended from all international cricket on Sunday while an investigation into racist and sexist tweets from 2012 and 2013 takes place.

    But on Monday night, news of another player's previous social media comments broke.

    His identity has not revealed because he was a teenager at the time of the post.

    An England spokesperson said: “It has been brought to our attention that an England player has posted historic offensive material on their social media account.

    "We are looking into it and will make a further comment in due course.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    ROBINSON CONTINUED

    "The work and education I have gained personally from the PCA, my county Sussex and the England cricket team have helped me to come to terms and gain a deep understanding of being a responsible professional cricketer.

    "I would like to unreservedly apologise to anyone I have offended, my team-mates and the game as a whole in what has been a day of action and awareness in combatting discrimination from our sport.

    "I don't want something that happened eight years ago to diminish the efforts of my team-mates and the ECB as they continue to build meaningful action with their comprehensive initiatives and efforts, which I fully endorse and support.

    "I will continue to educate myself, look for advice and work with the support network that is available to me to learn more about getting better in this area. I am sorry and I have certainly learned my lesson today."

  • Jake Lambourne

    ROBINSON APOLOGY

    This is what Ollie Robinson had to say following his suspension.

    He said: "On the biggest day of my career so far, I am embarrassed by the racist and sexist tweets that I posted over eight years ago which have today become public.

    "I want to make it clear that I'm not racist and I'm not sexist. I deeply regret my actions and I am ashamed of making such remarks.

    "I was thoughtless and irresponsible and, regardless of my state of mind at the time, my actions were inexcusable. Since that period, I have matured as a person and fully regret the tweets.

    "Today should be about my efforts on the field and the pride of making my Test debut for England but my thoughtless behaviour in the past has tarnished this.

    "Over the past few years, I have worked hard to turn my life around. I have considerably matured as an adult."

  • Jake Lambourne

    TWITTER SHAME

    Ollie Robinson's international future has been left in disarray as he faces an investigation after racist and sexist tweets from his past emerged.

    The 27-year-old has been suspended from England duty after posts from 2012 and 2013 resurfaced during his debut – with the pace bowler left feeling "embarrassed and ashamed" and could be subjected to disciplinary action.

    What did Ollie Robinson say in his tweet?

    Robinson posted a series of revolting tweets at the age of 18, which resurfaced on his first day as an England player on Wednesday, June 2.

    In 2012, Robinson tweeted using the n-word and another post said: "My new muslim friend is the bomb #wheeyyyyy."

    There were also sexist comments about "females who play video games actually tend to have more sex".

    The discovery of the vile tweets marred his England debut.

  • Jake Lambourne

    JOHNSON CONTINUED

    Speaking of Mr Dowden's comments, Johnson's spokesman said: 'The PM is supportive of comments from Oliver Dowden that he made via tweet this morning. 

    "These were comments made more than a decade ago, written by someone as a teenager, and for which they rightly apologise."

    The Sussex all-rounder left the England camp on Sunday after the drawn First Test and will not play in the Second Test at Edgbaston on Thursday.

    And captain Joe Root insisted Robinson has learned a “very hard lesson” and promised England will continue to try to make cricket as inclusive as possible.

    With Robinson not likely to feature in England’s 12 white-ball matches in June and July, the earliest he could return would be the First Test against India on August 4.

  • Jake Lambourne

    OLLIE PLEA

    England cricketer Ollie Robinson's suspension for racist and sexist tweets is "over the top" and should be reversed, Boris Johnson has said.

    The PM backed calls from Cabinet minister Oliver Dowden for the all-rounder to be reinstated after he apologised for the historic remarks.

    The culture secretary said the decade-old posts were "offensive and wrong" but that they were "written by a teenager".

    They were unearthed while the 27-year-old made his Test debut for England against New Zealand at Lord's last week.

    He has now been suspended from all international matches while the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) conducts a probe.

    Wading into the row, Mr Dowden said: "Ollie Robinson’s tweets were offensive and wrong. They are also a decade old and written by a teenager.

    "The teenager is now a man and has rightly apologised. The ECB has gone over the top by suspending him and should think again."

  • Jake Lambourne

    RACE ROW

    England are investigating claims another player once posted a racist tweet.

    The player is believed to have written ‘#ch**ky’ on Twitter but was under the age of 16 at the time.

    An England spokesperson said: “It has been brought to our attention that an England player has posted historic offensive material on their social media account. We are looking into it and will make a further comment in due course.”

    The old tweet, unearthed by Wisden.com, comes a day after Ollie Robinson was suspended from Thursday’s Second Test against New Zealand for his racist and sexist social media posts.

    England could replace Robinson with Somerset all-rounder Craig Overton who in 2015 was reported for telling former Sussex batsman Ashar Zaidi to “go back to your own f country.”

    Overton was cleared of using racist language but found guilty of abusive language. He has since played four Tests.

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